Here is a new development in the controversy over proposed PEL laws that would require all live music to be licensed. The Muscians Union and individuals concerned about the loss of sessions and venues for live music have been signing an online petition that is now over 40,000 and speaking out in criticism of the new PEL.
The Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights, from a report from a committee meeting held in December suggested that the bill was incompatible with Article Ten of the European Convention of Human Rights covering the freedom of expression.
It said: "We consider that there is a significant risk that the provision would amount to an unjustifiable interference with, and hence violation of, rights under Article Ten."
Here is a link to the article regarding the Committee’s reort: